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Illustrated Sound contest with Geneva Sound System

You Jung Min - Wave of Music

You Jung Min - Wave of Music

Noel Claro‘s Beyond the Page class has collaborated with Geneva Sound System to create unique GelaSkins for their product.  There will be a contest to vote on which one should be put in production.  You Jung Min’s contribution is above and a gallery of all the finalists is below.  Also, here’s the official information about the contest, exhibition, and opening reception:

ICFF – Illustrated Sound
Reception: Saturday, May 16, 7-9pm
Installation up: May 16-19

Design Within Reach pairs sound with color as Parsons illustration students move “beyond the page” to illustrate a one-of-a-kind vinyl skin created for the Geneva Sound System, a modern “hi-fi” with a CD player, FM radio and iPod dock all encased in a piano-lacquered wooden box. Experience the intersection of music, illustration and design, and enter to win the medium Geneva with its unique Gelaskin.

RSVP for the reception to tflsoho@dwr.com.

Also, you are invited to vote for your one favorite design and get a chance to win a GenevaSound Medium for yourself.  Go here and vote by 11:59 p.m. on May 19th!

Congrats to all the participants and good luck with the contest!

DWR Tools for Living Window Painting tomorrow!


Illustration students from Noel Claro‘s Beyond the Page class are taking part in an exciting project tomorrow at the SoHo Design Within Reach store.  Here’s the official press release from DWR:

Design Within Reach is once again collaborating with Parsons The New School for Design and its acclaimed Illustration Program. In celebration of the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Parsons students will paint iconic tools on the windows of the DWR: Tools for Living store. They’ll draw on the visual vocabulary of the existing store identity but apply it with a twist, using bright window decal paints and hand-drawn letterforms. The result will be a bold reinterpretation of the store’s inventory.

The collaboration is part of Parsons’ Beyond the Page illustration course, which explores the application of illustration to contexts other than the printed page. Through in-class exercises inspired by a range of references and visits with artists in the field, students are exposed to a well-curated sampling of the increasingly diverse world of illustration. The class also designs objects and products featuring the students’ illustration work, providing them with real-world creative experience.

The students will paint the windows live during the event on May 7 and the display will be up through May 19th.  . Join us to witness their work and place your vote for which student’s illustration will be selected to become a custom “skin” for a medium Geneva Sound System unit [editor’s note: more info on this tomorrow!], to be revealed during ICFF.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
:  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: DWR: Tools for Living
Street: 142 Wooster Street
City/Town: New York, NY

Make sure to stop by and check it out.  Also, come back here tomorrow for more information about the Geneva Sound System project!

Follow-up: Illustration/DWR/Emeco Reception


Garrett Pruter’s disco-reinvention of the chair

The reception last night for the collaboration between Noel Claro’s Beyond the Page class, Design Within Reach, and Emeco was a happening event.  Here are a few images.  You can see the whole collection (taken by Bradford Shellhammer) here!

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Updated: The Panorama Project 3 at Jonathan Levine

The Panorama Project 3: 134 artists, one continuous piece
curated by Jordin Isip
(Parsons Illustration Faculty)
and Rodger Stevens (Parsons Illustration Faculty and Alum)
September 6th—October 4th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6th, 7pm—9pm
Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

The Panorama Project 3 is a group exhibition featuring commissioned works by over one hundred artists, which will be combined to create a single collective artwork and a site-specific installation. This show will be the latest in a series of large-scale group exhibitions curated by New York based artists Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens. Since 2001, they have been bringing together an ever-expanding network of painters, sculptors, illustrators, designers, photographers, and video makers to create conceptually and visually unconventional group projects. Some of the original participants included: Doze Green, Chris Johanson, Misaki Kawai, Barry McGee, Georgie Stout, and Eric White.This exhibition is a variation on one of their earliest efforts.  It creates a single, continuous work, comprised of one hundred and thirty-four individual pieces.

The participating artists each received a 7” x  5” wooden panel, on which to create their portion of the installation, with one requirement:each work had to include some manner of horizontal line or division, set at 1-3/4” from the bottom of the board. This common visual device allows each of the separate pieces, when installed together side by side, to cohere into one long contiguous image**a panorama, encircling the entire gallery space. With no knowledge of what would appear on either side of their panel, each artist had the freedom to interpret the line in their own unique way. The installation creates a grand and unpredictable visual synthesis, in a monumental iteration of the exquisite corpse concept. Bringing together artists from so many disparate fields, unlikely to ever appear in the same exhibition space at the same time, this show creates an opportunity for lively experimentation and unexpected results, inspiring innovation while working within a set of prescribed limitations.

The show features a whole plethora of Parsons faculty and alums including:

Yong Choe
Carl Dunn
Ingo Fast
Johanna Goodman
Chesiel John
Andy Kehoe
Hiro Kurata
Liz Lee
Chang Park (faculty)
Jeff Quinn (faculty)
Jessica Ward
Noel Claro

William Buzzell

AJ Fosik
Eddie del Rosario (faculty)
James Gallagher (faculty)
Cat Lauigan
Philip Fivel Nessen
Jordin Isip (faculty)
Rodger Stevens (faculty)


Jordin Isip is from Queens, NY and has lived in Brooklyn since graduating with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He makes artwork for both publication and gallery walls. His work has appeared in numerous publications including: The Atlantic Monthly, Juxtapoz, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Time. He has curated over a dozen group exhibitions including Mystery Meat at Future Prospects (Phillipines), Scab on My Brain at Space 1026 (Philadelphia), and A Piece Apart at Aidan Savoy (NYC).

Rodger Stevens was born in Brooklyn NY. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design, where he currently teaches. His sculptures, installations, and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York and abroad and he has been commissioned by numerous institutions including: The Whitney Museum of Art, Tiffany&Co, The Rockwell Group, W Hotel, Sotheby’s, and MTV. His work has been featured in publications such as Art&Antiques, Harper’sBazaar, Elle Decor, and The New York Times.

The Panorama Project 3
September 6th—October 4th, 2008
Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 W. 20th Street, 9E
New York, NY 10011

Noël Claro’s Cherry Apple Collective at Brooklyn Flea!

cherry apple collective at brooklyn flea

Adjunct Faculty Noël Claro‘s studio spinoff biz, Cherry Apple Collective, will be one of the booths at the opening of the seriously fabulous Brooklyn Flea this Sunday, April 6th. Along with 200 other vendors, she’ll be hawking wares and taking special orders for customized merchandise. They’ll be selling t-shirts, handmade wallets, baby blankets, pillows, bracelets, necklaces and journals.The Flea has gotten some amazing press and their site is chock full of vendor info.Additionally, at 2:00, right across the street from the Flea at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, you can catch BABY LOVES JAZZ, featuring Steven Bernstein and the super-awesome Sharon Jones ($20 for grownups and $15 for kids).Come out and support Noël, as well as tons of other local artists!